Solid Grounds

Solid Grounds
Grounds are acid resistant materials used to protect the plate from the action of acid. Hard grounds are able to hold fine linear work without chipping or flaking, soft grounds remain pliable on the surface allowing greater fluidity in the drawing and also enables textured materials to be pressed into the surface to produce tonal and pattern variations. Both hard and soft grounds are available in liquid or solid form. Solid Grounds are applied to a warmed plate, then rolled or dabbed to an even finish as the plate cools.